Trump Says He Will End Taxes on Tips If He Wins Presidency

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( – Former President Donald Trump repeated his promise to “eliminate taxes on tips” while speaking in Detroit.

On Saturday, June 15, while speaking at two separate events in Detroit, Trump reiterated a promise he first made in Las Vegas to “eliminate taxes on tips” for workers in the service industry.

Trump declared that he “will eliminate taxes on tips for restaurant workers” those in hospitality, “and anyone else relying on tips.” He then reiterated that there would be “no more taxes on tips” under his Presidency.

He made a similar vow the previous day, which also happened to be his 78th Birthday.

Republican Senator Ted Cruz (Texas) expressed his support for Trump’s plan.

Speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Cruz agreed with Trump’s plans, stating it would be “simpler and fairer” to have tips exempt from federal income tax, adding that a policy like that could “win” Nevada for Trump.

The former President encouraged his supporters to spread the message by writing his vow on their receipts when giving tips, a request that drew support from several public figures.

Kid Rock published a photograph of a receipt from Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse. The receipt showed he had tipped $400 and included a handwritten note that voting for Trump “is a vote for no tax on tips.”

GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia) did the same. 

Greene posted a photograph of her receipt that included a $120 tip and a note to “Vote Trump!” which meant “No tax on tips!!”

Trump’s promise to eliminate taxes on tips caught the attention of Fox News anchor Julie Banderas, who said it was the first time a Republican really focused on “minority neighborhoods” and “middle-class neighborhoods.”

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